Episode 5

Published on:

13th Apr 2023

A Single Story: The Ship’s Masts are a Deeper Shade of Crimson

A massacre on a 18th C British Slave Ship. An unlikely subject for master painter JMW Turner. An abolitionist, Turner used his fame to reignite the memory of this horrific, shameful chapter in British history. A Massacre first brought to the public eye by freedman Olaudah Equiano.

In association with The Barbican.

Sound editing by Viel Richardson.

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Happened Here
People, Places and the Stories They Tell
At the heart of HappenedHere.com are 4-5 minute stories that transport you to another era, answering the wonderfully simple question: “I wonder what happened here?”. We help you imagine “what happened here,” in this very location, on this very ground, to imagine in whose footsteps you might be treading, to be intrigued by people and their stories from the very recent to the very distant past.